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Do you currently have a 27” 1440p and sitting there thinking to yourself that its not worth the upgrade? I was like that too and was I ever wrong! The LG 34” curved monitor is a GAME CHANGER. Sure, people can say its not really an upgrade because you’re going from 1440p to another 1440p, but let me tell you why they are wrong - 7 more inches of monitor. I actually got rid of a dual monitor set up because theres no point in having a dual screen set up when one monitor can already do it all. Productivity has never been better because I can have three applications side by side - I've never finished work faster. My coworkers complain when I share my screen because its too wide for their gameboy sized monitors. Gaming is so crisp and smooth and I cant even describe how much more immersive it feels with the extra peripheral vision.
Anyways gaming is great productivity is great 34” curved is great 144hz is great. This monitor has changed my life and I have never looked back. This is a solid upgrade from 27” 1440p and I wouldn’t be able to listen to anyone who says otherwise.
Edit: Replacement received, it's perfect. I have put back my 5 stars. Annoyed I had to deal with buying a second one to get a perfect panel, but at least Amazon makes returns easy. For a $1000 monitor, QA is really hit and miss. LG needs to work on this.
I bought this to replace a BenQ EX3501R as I was having issues with GSync comparability causing high frequency flickering.
I was a bit hesitant to buy one of these as I had seen a lot of issues with panel QA in reviews here and didn’t want to have to deal with returning a monitor if mine had issues. I’m happy to report my panel is perfect and absolutely beautiful. Perhaps there was a bad introductory batch?
This monitor is also surprisingly light for the size, it’s got to be a good 10lb less than the BenQ I replaced, so it will play nice with gas spring VESA mounts (I use the VIVO heavy duty aluminium one sold here on Amazon, highly recommended).
If you are looking for a good ultrawide, look no further. This is the one.
Also happy to report that I was able to greatly reduce the freesync range from 48-144 down to 30-144 using CRU. I have not tried 160Hz, as even with an RTX 3090 I would be unable to achieve such framerates in any games.
Los colores son excelentes, tanto el g-ync como el freesync van perfecto. A 144hz puedes poner la profundidad de color en 10bits, se puede llegar a 170hz con oc pero no lo recomiendo porque debes bajar a 8bits. El panel es ligeramente más cálido en la parte inferior pero es muy ligero y se nota menos que en el aw3418dw que tenía antes. A pesar de ser un monitor costoso es el más barato que encontrarás con éstas características superando a opciones más caras como el alienware que mencioné antes, el x34p o el 34gk950g que también venden aquí.
So I went from 32 inches 165 hz 1080p viewsonic to this one. First impressions. Note the pics are done with my phone and they are not actual screenshots but it can give you impression how good it looks just with a phone , its amazing irl - amazing picture quality - have no physical damage or tech issues such as ghosting/smearing or flickering - OC to 160hz was fairly ez needed to adjust amd drivers , windows settings then directly from the monitor - I believe its easy to adjust to curved especially if you had one its slightly curved not too much not flat either for me its perfect - You do need good pc to enjoy it for gaming . (i got rx strix 6900 xt , ryzen 5800x and 32 gb 3600 mhz ram ) I run all the games on ultra on high fps So far Ive tried rpgs , racing , fps Im sure its pretty decent for rts too havent had to run age of empires 4 . Most my games are supported for full resolution I dont notice contrast issues that they say for IPS , but im only gaming havent had time to video or photo editing but im sure its fine. I didnt need to calibrate it since i dont know how to do it but i got a film engineer friend who can . You can also google or youtube but i believe it comes out of the factory well calibrated unless unlucky The only two things that i noticed so far since i have it less than a week , stand wobbles when I type on my keyboard which is not a big deal ( my desk is very very sturdy one ) If its annoys me more ill get Vesa mount for it . Second thing i was playing division 2 and one of the times i alt tab ( i alt tab alot ) my contrast messed up and it felt like hdr disappeared . Nothing fixed until i restarted the pc Something about the HDR , i dont have HDR 10 nor i know how it should look but i love the semi HDR on this monitor everything looks vivid and clear .
Overall very satisfied . No major issues yet , knock on wood. Amazing for gaming if you never moved from 1080 p and you have good pc to run 3440 x1440 p , give it a try . I hope this monitor lasts especially since warranty is not big and ppl diss LG' qc . So far Im loving it . !
PROS: - The curved feature is amazing, the longer the monitor, the more the curve is needed. I love it so much my next monitor will be the 49 inch, curved Samsung. Together this will be insanely awesome. Flat screens are out for me. - Navigation buttons and menu is easy to use, crosshairs for gaming option, many modes. - Enough ports - no speakers, this is a pro. Speakers in monitors are poor quality and drive up the price. Don't get bad speakers in your monitor.
CONS: - It doesn't swivel left and right. Only up and down. -Not 4k. I am being spoiled here. But 4k would be nice. Not that I need 4k. I just want to say I have 4 k. - You have to get a modern HDMI cable or it wont work well. The best is the display port cable it comes with. Sometimes when I plug it in with an HDMI, it gets strange and fuzzy, or parts of the screen get lines. I just unplug and replug and the problem is gone.
The Good -No dead pixels or backlight bleeds like some of the posts had me worried about. Definitely do a check on it asap when you get it since LG's QC is lacking it seems. -Amazing 178° wide viewing angles. You can watch the screen at basically any angle without the picture degrading in quality. As expected of an IPS screen. -Responsive 160hz (overclock in setting). The default is 144hz but can be OC to 160hz in the menu. -Immersive! The resolution makes games better overall and allow more FOV than standard giving advantage. Though not all game support 21:9. -Multitasking has never been easier. Can have equivalent of 2 windows (or more) loaded on same screen without having to flip back and forth.
*Note: I didn't find it hard going from 16:9 widescreen to ultrawide 21:9 like some. Mine you I was on a regular widescreen curve then went ultrawide in both gaming and productivity. It was a seamless process for me.
The Bad -Only 1 year manufacturer warranty while Asus gives 3yrs for the same price. -Stand can only go up or down and tilt 5 degree. That is it. Pretty limiting but you can always buy a monitor arm or table mount to do more. -You lose viewing height at 21:9 vs the standard 16:9 so I was disappointed it look a bit smaller than my Asus 31.5" XG32VQR despite being a 34". -You need a decent video card to power this monitor. Probably a 2080S and up or equivalent especially if you expect to max your settings in games. -This model doesn't come with the USB upstream cable to power your USB port on monitor therefore you need to buy your own. -Any USB devices or RGB stripes powered through the monitor USB will stay on even when monitor is off unless yours come with a remote control to turn off. Note* It's designed that way so you can charge your devices even with monitor off. So if that bothers you then stick with Asus bc AFAIK the Asus model I had (XG32VQR) shuts off with monitor especially in sleep mode. -No RGB backlit like the other ultra gear models (if you care for those things).
All I can say is I'm never going back to regular widescreen. Any issues down the line will be updated accordingly.
Got it on sale for 930 which was about 350 cheaper than the 34GN850. By all means they are same panel, on LG's driver websites they share the same drivers and manuals.
Lots of reports of QA issues - first thing you have to do before you do all your cable management is to load up pixel buddy to check for dead or stuck pixels. I got lucky and had no issues. Also check the white screen, mine (and most others) have a slightly warmer temperature on the left transitioning to cooler whites on the right. Mine had this but I am able to live with it.
Other than that, its a no brainer over the $1300 34GN850!
I have had my eyes on the LG GN850 for a while, when I decided to pull the trigger, this model popped up and ended up getting this one instead. Based on reviews about this monitor, I was quite skeptical about buying it as many reviewers were saying the units were subject to poor quality control. Luckily, mine had no dead pixel and had minimal backlight glow.
For a couple hundred bucks cheaper than the higher end GN850, I could not be any happier. The price gap between the two panel would be the amount of adobe xy colours I would assume (Only reference I could relate to was a video from rtings reviewing the smaller variant 27GL850 and 27GL83A).Out of the box, the colour was pretty accurate.
People were stating that this monitor came with no HDMI cable or whatsoever but mine came with a DP cable.
I was using an Alienware AW3420DW prior and I have no regrets having switched to this LG monitor, I can say for the price you are paying THIS monitor is very well worth it.
I've had this for about a month now. I was initially looking at LG UltraGear 34GN850-B. It turns out the two models have the exact same specs and I think they have the same panel as well. Though the 34GN850-B is like $200 more expensive. Based on what I learned, the only difference is that this one comes with no HDMI cable or upstream USB cable. This is an overall great monitor if you're looking for a premium ultrawide gaming option. I was lucky and my model came with no dead pixel and minimal backlight bleed.
I adored this while I had it, sadly I had to return it as I messed up measuring for my work area and it just wasn't gonna fit with everything else I have.
If you are looking for something as your primary and don't have other monitors you have to harmonize with this is a beast of a panel. The colours were deep and vibrant. The response time in full screen borderless with Destiny 2, Satisfactory, Elite Dangerous, and Star Citizen was perfect imho, I didn't feel any input lag, nor stutters.
I'll note that for a GPU I have the XFX Merc 319 RX6700XT and for CPU a R7 3800X. I didn't run too much tests with the others but in Destiny 2 even with a upscale to the next step up of ultrawide (3840 x 1600) with super-resolution I was easily having 70 to 110 FPS.
Other content from daily driving and mieda were great on this once I sized my browser appropriately. I barely noticed any IPS glow nor had any issues with setting it up. No dead or lagged pixels.
Amazon was super easy to deal with when having to return it, part of why I bought with the option that was being listed/sold by them.
Honestly wish I could have kept it but it just wasn't gonna work for my setup, physically and digitally for now. If I could have found some stupid inexpensive (under 100) 1440p panels to replace some of my older gear then it might have sorted out but for now I'll just re-add it to my wishlist and plan for a future time.